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McGaughey Puts Code Of Honor ‘In The Game’ With Penultimate Classic Workout

Breeders’ Cup Classic contender Code of Honor put in his penultimate workout on Monday, ridden by John Velazquez over a sloppy surface at Belmont Park. The 3-year-old Noble Mission colt covered five furlongs in 1:00.26, according to drf.com. “I thought he went awful well,” said trainer Shug McGaughey. “I needed to make sure going out there […]

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Code Of Honor Cruises Through ‘Easy’ Work Toward Classic

W.S. Farish’s Code of Honor resumed serious business on Saturday morning with an easy half-mile move in 50.65 seconds over a fast main track at Belmont Park. Trained by Hall of Famer Shug McGaughey, the homebred chestnut Noble Mission sophomore logged his first serious breeze since being elevated to first in the Grade 1 Jockey […]

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McGaughey Noncommittal About Breeders’ Cup With Code Of Honor

Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey said Code of Honor came back well from his victory in the Grade 1 Jockey Club Gold Cup on Saturday at Belmont Park, where he was elevated to first place following the disqualification of Vino Rosso. The sophomore chestnut son of Noble Mission arrived at the Jockey Club Gold […]

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Code Of Honor Breezes ‘Very Well’ For Jockey Club Gold Cup

W.S. Farish homebred Code of Honor, a three-length winner of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers last month, enjoyed a four-furlong breeze on Big Sandy Sunday morning in preparation for the Grade 1, $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup set for September 28 at Belmont Park. Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey said the Noble […]

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Kelso Timing ‘Makes Sense’ For Catholic Boy

Six-time graded stakes-winner Catholic Boy came out of his breeze on Saturday in good order and is slated to make his next start in the Grade 2, $300,000 Kelso Handicap on September 21 at Belmont Park, trainer Jonathan Thomas said Sunday. The 4-year-old son of More Than Ready, who has won Grade 1 stakes on […]

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Saratoga Meet Generates Record $700 Million In All-Sources Handle

For the first time in history, the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) generated more than $700 million in all-sources handle during the 2019 meet at Saratoga Race Course, which was conducted over a five-day race week and included the cancellation of a full Saturday card of racing. Wagering from all-sources totaled $705,343,949 a staggering […]

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Code Of Honor Jumps To Fourth Place In Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings

William S. Farish’s 3-year-old Code of Honor, fast-closing winner of Saturday’s $1.25 million Runhappy Travers Stakes (G1) at Saratoga, has risen from 10th to fourth place during the past week in the latest Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings, while Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s 4-year-old McKinzie, remains on top. Code of Honor (120 votes), […]

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Graded Stakes Triple Nets John Velazquez Jockey Of The Week Title

The only jockey to win three graded stakes last week, John Velazquez was voted Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for August 19-25, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders in North […]

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Code Of Honor Joins NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll; Midnight Bisou Jumps Into Second Position

The slew of top performances on the blockbuster August 24 card at Saratoga Race Course produced some shifts among the top 10 in the NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll with the most notable change being the addition of Grade 1 Travers Stakes winner Code of Honor. Owned and bred by William S. Farish and trained by […]

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‘I Liked What I Saw With The Blinkers’: Tacitus Aims For Jockey Club Gold Cup

On Sunday morning at his Saratoga barn adjacent to the Oklahoma training track, Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott reflected on a tough Saturday at the races that saw Tacitus run second in the Grade 1 Runhappy Travers and Elate complete the exacta in the Grade 1 Personal Ensign presented by Lia Infiniti. “We didn’t […]

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